Timothy Smyth

Timothy Smyth

Welcome! If you'd like to get a flavour of my tours then follow me on Instagram #timsmythtours - just because you can see the quality I offer.  I've worked in the tourist industry for some twenty years.

I read Art History and German at St Andrews University in Scotland (where Kate Middleton and Prince William met!) and later studied history at postgraduate level.  I qualified as a school teacher over twenty years ago and you will quickly notice that I know how to bring London and its many famous landmarks, museums and sites alive. Both my father and grandfather worked for the royal family, and if you'd like to hear some true stories (!) then I can really give you an insight into our royal traditions.

I guide very regularly at Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, St Paul's Cathedral, Greenwich, the Churchill War Rooms, Windsor Castle and Hampton Court.  I always tailor the visits to what is needed by selecting the highlights that will really make make the trip memorable.

I offer an extremely good knowledge of London itself, particularly at street level, and love telling my clients the interesting stories that lie behind the buildings we see. My tours are often as much a 'conversation' as anything else, and it's great when guiding becomes interactive.

My specialist interest is art and the galleries and public spaces where it can be found. I first started reading about painting when I was a teenager and I offer a knowledge of the National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Tate Modern, the Tate Britain and the British Museum in particular that represents many years of research.

If you have children with you then I do go the 'extra mile' to make the tour fun and engaging for them. I do kids' quizzes on request and if you feel like a 'day off' then you can safely leave your children with me as I'm fully vetted by the U.K DBS service for teaching in schools.

I look forward to seeing you!

 

 

 

 

Top 5 Specialities

Tate Britain Tour

National Gallery Tour

Westminster Abbey Tour

St Paul’s Cathedral Tour

British Museum Tour

Guide Calendar Last Update: 11th of November, 2019

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